Employment Opportunities

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Southeast Area Transit District (SEAT) is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.  In compliance with state and federal laws, SEAT does not discriminate in employment practices because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, or any other legally protected status.  In further compliance with state and federal laws, SEAT does not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of the disability of such individual in regard to job application procedures, hiring advancement, or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training or other terms conditions, and privileges of employment.

How to Apply:

Applicants may complete an application at SEAT’s office, submit it on-line (per the detailed job description) or fax.  Applications are reviewed and applicants who best meet SEAT’s needs will be scheduled for an interview. Applications will be on file for a period of 90 days.

Applicants applying for a “Operator” position are should have their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and be fully endorsed.  Operator applicants should have at least 3 – 5 years of experience, a clean driver’s record and no criminal background.  Employment is contingent upon satisfactorily passing a physical examination which includes a drug screen.

For your convenience – SEAT also posts job openings on Indeed.com, click the image on the right to visit a generated search for any openings we currently have and to apply online.

Current Employment Opportunities

FULL-TIME DISPATCHER/CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

The District is the region’s public transportation provider with a strong public service ethic. We are looking for an energetic, conscientious and detail-oriented individual who enjoys making a difference, a quick learner who can take the initiative, is safety-driven, and enjoys being part of a small team that takes pride in their service to the community.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directs and controls movement of revenue vehicles via radio and computer for scheduling and field situations; notify supervisor of situations requiring attention.
  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and authoritatively with operators.
  • Schedules operators for daily work to ensure all revenue service is maintained without interruption; ensures assigned work follows Labor Agreement.
  • Schedules and books trips for demand-response services by utilizing scheduling software.
  • Coordinates communications between operators, supervisors, and maintenance employees.
  • Provides information about services to public via telephone and social media.
  • Responds to service emergencies and detours by assisting in the coordination of staff, emergency response personnel and vehicles as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with Federal, State and SEAT regulations.
  • Completes, maintains, and updates accurate daily service records, logs, and files.
  • Attends in-service training or off-site training provided by the District.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum possession of HS Diploma/GED.
  • Familiarity with MS Office; ability to operate various types of dispatching equipment, software, two-way radios and telephones.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in position requiring excellent customer service skills being empathetic and cognizant of the needs of all customers.
  • Ability to deal with stressful, high call volume situations.
  • Ability to work all shifts (including nights, weekends, holidays, and split shifts).
  • Ability to pass FTA Drug and Alcohol requirements of the position.
  • Must be able to attend training.
  • Must be able to effectively speak, read, write, and comprehend Basic English; bilingual (Spanish) is preferred.

Starting pay is $19.61 /Hour and excellent benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, paid vacation and personal days, 457k and an EAP program.

SEAT is an EEO/AA Employer

FULL & PART-TIME BUS OPERATORS

The District is the region’s public transportation provider with a strong public service ethic. We are looking for a dependable, safety-focused and hard-working individual who enjoys making a difference, a quick learner who can take the initiative and someone who enjoys being part of a small team that takes pride in their service to the community.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operate transit buses and wheelchair lifts/ramps.
  •   For passengers with disabilities: must have the have the ability to provide assistance      with securing wheelchair; provide assistance with boarding and exiting; provide guidance as needed.
  •   Collects fares, verifies passes and ID cards, and coordinates passenger transfers.
  •   Receives and transmits communications over a two-way radio and mobile data             terminal (MDT).
  •   Reports schedule delays, completes and files reports including accidents, detours, vehicle inspections, fares and passes, and other incidents, makes recommendations for safety and route improvements.
  •   Works cooperatively at all levels of personnel.
  •   Attends in-service training, seminars or other opportunities for professional development as made available by the District.
  •   Other related duties as assigned.

 REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  •   Minimum of one (1) year experience in position requiring excellent customer service skills.
  •    At least 21 years old, valid CDL (Class A or B).
  •     CDL Endorsements of P and in addition either: S,V, F or A (CDIP accepted).
  •     No more than one (1) moving violation in last three years.
  •     Ability to work all shifts (including nights, weekends, holidays and split shifts) and maximum hours per day to not exceed CT Hours of Service.
  •      Must not have outside employment that interferes with employment at SEAT.
  •      Ability to pass DOT physical exam and pending CDL tests, pre-employment testing meeting the physical requirements of the position.
  •      Must be able to attend training.
  •      Must be able to effectively read, write and comprehend Basic English.

$20.43/Hour to start; Excellent FT benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, paid vacation, sick and personal days, 457k and an EAP program.  PT Benefits:  Paid holidays, 457k and EAP program.

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements. Applications accepted until positions filled.

SEAT is an EEO/AA Employer

FULL & PART-TIME MICROTRANSIT (NON-CDL) BUS OPERATOR

The District is the region’s public transportation provider with a strong public service ethic. We are looking for a dependable, safety-focused and hard-working individual who enjoys making a difference, a quick learner who can take the initiative and someone who enjoys being part of a small team that takes pride in their service to the community and establish a new “microtransit” service in New London.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operate small “cut-a-way” transit buses and wheelchair lifts/ramps.
  • For passengers with disabilities: must have the have the ability to provide assistance with securing wheelchair; provide assistance with boarding and exiting; provide guidance as needed.
  • Collects fares, verifies passes and ID cards, and coordinates passenger transfers.
  • Receives and transmits communications over a two-way radio and mobile data terminal (MDT).
  • Reports schedule delays, completes and files reports including accidents, detours, vehicle inspections, fares and passes, and other incidents, makes recommendations for safety and route improvements.
  • Works cooperatively at all levels of personnel.
  • Attends in-service training, seminars or other opportunities for professional development as made available by the District.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in position requiring excellent customer service skills.
  • At least 21 years old, valid Operator’s License with ability to obtain “F” (Public Passenger) endorsement.
  • No more than one (1) moving violation in last three years.
  • Ability to work until 8:30 PM and Saturdays; no more than 30 hours/week for P/T; maximum hours per day to not exceed CT Hours of Service.
  • Must not have outside employment that interferes with employment at SEAT.
  • Ability to pass DOT physical exam and pre-employment testing meeting the physical requirements of the position.
  • Must be able to attend training.
  • Must be able to effectively read, write and comprehend Basic English.

$17.78/Hour to start; Excellent F/T benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, paid vacation, sick and personal days, 457k and an EAP program.  PT benefits include paid holidays, 457k and EAP program.

Applications accepted until positions filled.

SEAT is an EEO/AA Employer

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